This school, one of the few elementary schools on Guam when I was there in the late 1970s-early 1980s, doesn’t exist anymore — or, at least, the name doesn’t exist on any current school; I checked online.
But that doesn’t mean that alumni from that school — often military kids scattered all over the globe these days — don’t try to find each other to reminisce.
Here are some comments that I received from New Piti Elementary School alums:
From Joanna on January 29, 2008:
I just happened to run across your site while looking for information on my old elementary school(New Piti). What years did you go there? Just curious if maybe we went to school together=)
From Duncan W. on February 1, 2008:
I attended New Piti School in 1960-61. Please feel free to Email me. I have many memories of Guam. GUAM IS GOOD!
From flip mane on May 8, 2008:
I went to New Piti in 1979-80. I was in 4th grade at that time. I remember living on the Navy Base. But that’s about all I remember about my one year living on that island.
From DAVID on February 20, 2009:
I went to Piti in 1964 through 1967. I loved the island. The beach . The naval base. The outside movies.
If you read my post Back to Basics, you’ll see a brief description of my New Piti classes, and you’ll have an inkling of why we far-flung alums are still loyal to an elementary school (and an island) that we haven’t attended nor seen in decades.